BLUE DRAGONS CLIMB 6 SPOTS TO NO. 14 IN NJCAA FOOTBALL RANKINGS

Blue Dragon Football is ranked No. 14 in this week's NJCAA Football Rankings. (Joel Powers/HutchCC Sports Information)
Blue Dragon Football is ranked No. 14 in this week's NJCAA Football Rankings. (Joel Powers/HutchCC Sports Information)
NJCAA FOOTBALL RANKINGS
  Record Points Last Week
1. East Mississippi (7)
2. Tyler
3. Iowa Western
4. Trinity Valley
5. Arizona Western (2)
6. Snow
7. Independence
8. Blinn
9. Scottsdale
10. Lackawanna
11. Northwest Mississippi
12. Hinds
13. Georgia Military
14. Hutchinson
15. Holmes
16. Monroe College
17. Jones County
18. Louisburg
19. Butler
20. Mississippi Gulf Coast
5-0
5-0
4-1
5-1
3-0
5-0
4-1
4-1
5-0
4-0
3-1
4-0
4-1
5-1
4-1
5-0
4-1
4-0
3-2
3-2
209.00
178.78
148.31
138.64
137.13
129.85
123.84
117.65
111.73
101.00
94.99
87.26
77.00
68.13
67.42
55.00
44.78
35.82
29.34
23.93
1
4
9
8
2
5
12
6
19
7
17
NR
14
20
3
15
RV
16
12
NR

Others Receiving Votes: Garden City (3-2, 21.4); Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (3-2, 15.2); Central Lakes (4-1, 15.0); Itawamba (2-3, 7.3); Mesabi Range (4-1, 6.0); Mesa (3-2, 3.0).

This is the first rankings of the season that combine the Football Rankings Poll and NJCAA Computer Rankings.

HutchCC Sports Information

With four-straight victories and an overall record of 5-1, the Hutchinson Community College football team made a significant jump in this week's NJCAA Football Rankings.

The Blue Dragons are ranked No. 14 this week after a 42-14 victory over Iowa Central on Saturday at Gowans Stadium. Hutchinson has a bye week this Saturday before heading on the road to take on Ellsworth on Oct. 14 at Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Tuesday's rankings were the first time that the NJCAA Football Computer Rankings were added to the Football Poll Committee. The addition of the computer rankings created a shakeup in the rankings.

East Mississippi received 7 of 9 first-place votes and remains the No. 1 team in the country. Tyler jumped from No. 4 to No. 2. Iowa Western went from No. 9 to No. 3. Trinity Valley went from No. 8 to No. 4 and despite two first-place votes and a 3-0 record, Arizona Western fell from No. 2 to No. 5

Independence is the highest-ranked Jayhawk Conference team. The 4-1 Pirates are No. 7 this week after a come-from-behind road win at Dodge City on Saturday. Butler dropped seven spots to No. 19 after a 36-30 home loss to Garden City, which is receiving votes this week.

Hutchinson and Independence are tied for the Jayhawk Conference lead at 3-0. Every other conference team already has two losses heading into the second half of the season.

Hutchinson's No. 14 ranking is the highest since its No. 13 ranking on September 20, 2016.

The next rankings will be released next Tuesday, October 10.